Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park Slowly Reopening

Rocky Mountain National Park, waterlogged in spots from last week's storms, began to reopen to the public Wednesday, though all trails on the eastern side of the park remained closed.

A View From The Overlook: A Tale Of Two Rivers, Part I

There is a thread of commonality in the Colorado River as it flows through the Grand Canyon, and the Potomac River as it flows into Washington, D.C. It revolves around preservation.

Rocky Mountain National Park Remains Closed As Damage Assessment Continues

Rocky Mountain National Park remained closed for a fifth day Tuesday as crews worked to assess the damage in the wake of last week's torrential rain storms.

As Storms Ease, Damage To Rocky Mountain National Park Is Revealed, Lengthy Rehab On Tap

Roads severed. Walls of rock and mud blocking access. Trails washed out. That is some of the aftermath at Rocky Mountain National Park, where streams and rivers normally feeble at this time of year swelled to spring runoff levels and more after days of torrential rains.

Heavy Rains Impacting Eastern Side Of Rocky Mountain National Park

Heavy rains that have been pounding eastern Colorado have been creating some problems at Rocky Mountain National Park, where interior park roads have been closed by the deluge.

Projects At Rocky Mountain National Park To Be Aware Of

As the summer season wraps up in Rocky Mountain National Park, numerous projects are nearing completion.

Photography In The National Parks: Capturing The Fall

As the harbinger of winter, the autumn season brings a sense of peace and introspection with its quiet isolation, broken only by the occasional haunting call of a bull elk. Crowds are fewer and dispersed. Colors are saturated. The air is clear and crisp. It’s these elements combined together that make fall my favorite season for photography.

Fall In The National Parks: A Perfect Season For Catching The Wild Side Of The Park System

Wonderment and joy unfold in the national parks come fall when the wild kingdom becomes more visible, literally voicing the call of the wild in parks such as Great Smoky Mountains or Rocky Mountain or winging overhead in any number of parks.

22-Year-Old Dies In Fall At Rocky Mountain National Park

Yet another climbing fatality has occurred in Rocky Mountain National Park, where a 22-year-old man has fallen to his death on Lumpy Ridge.

Missouri Man Killed By Fall In Rocky Mountain National Park

A 20-year-old Missouri man climbing in Rocky Mountain National Park was killed by a fall of about 150 feet from "the Narrows" section along the Keyhole Route on Longs Peak.

Visiting Rocky Mountain National Park On August 24? Expect Traffic Delays From Bike Race

If you're planning to visit Rocky Mountain National Park on Saturday, August 24, and your route in or out of the area passes through the town of Estes Park, plan ahead. Park officials are warning to traffic delays due to one stage of the 2013 USA Pro Cycling Challenge bike race.

Estes Park, A Great Base Camp For A Rocky Mountain National Park Vacation

Your ascent to Estes Park, the front door to Rocky Mountain National Park, is anything but smooth. Climbing up through Big Thompson Canyon from Loveland, Colorado, you twist and turn and rise and fall with the road as it crawls through the canyon...and marvel at the cyclists pedaling those beastly 34 miles.

Trails I've Hiked: Alberta Falls At Rocky Mountain National Park

You hear it long before you see it, and once you see it, you understand why Alberta Falls casts such a presence in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Fall In The National Parks: A Kaleidoscope Of National Park Leaf-Peeping Drives

There is a magical quality to fall visits to Shenandoah National Park as mile after mile of trees blazing with vivid reds, oranges, and yellows come into view along Skyline Drive. In Rocky Mountain National Park, the aspen groves you see along the lower reaches of Trail Ridge Road turn so vividly gold in the fall that they take your breath away.

Fall In The National Parks: Ride Off Into The West, And A National Park, From A Dude Ranch

It’s after a soft, pattering rain, with the clouds clearing and the sun streaming through, that the essence of the Western landscape rises up. The pungent scent of sagebrush is wicked up by the moist air, mingling with the sweet aroma of pine.

Rocky Mountain National Park Offers Another Chance To Comment On Proposed Multi-Use Path

Rocky Mountain National Park officials, who are considering a 15.5-mile-long multi-use trail from the Fall River Entrance to Sprague Lake, are offering you another chance to comment on the proposal.

World Ranger Day Coming This Week

"World Ranger Day," one day out of the year to show your appreciation for national park rangers the world over, arrives Tuesday.

Trails I've Hiked: Cub Lake Trail At Rocky Mountain National Park

A few hours spent enjoying the Cub Lake Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park shows off both the calamity of careless campers, and the rebirth of a landscape.

Rocky Mountain National Park's Fern Lake Trail Damaged By Mudslide

There's a need for some trail work at Rocky Mountain National Park, where a torrential thunderstorm spawned a rock-and-mud slide that swept trees and other debris across a section of the Fern Lake Trail.

Strong Thunderstorms, Lightning Causing Injuries In National Parks In The Rockies

Thunderstorms raking the Rocky Mountains have led to numerous injuries, and possibly one fatality, in national parks in the region. A mud-and-rock slide Thursday afternoon at Rocky Mountain National Park also possibly trapped hikers in the backcountry.

You'll Be Able To Drive Entire Length Of Bear Lake Road In Rocky Mountain National Park Soon

Road construction continues along the Bear Lake Road in Rocky Mountain National Park, but beginning Saturday you'll be able to drive the entire route, albeit with possible delays in both directions.

Rocky Mountain National Park's Trail Ridge Road, Not A Good Place For Vertigo

Driving Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park is not for those who suffer vertigo. No guardrails will stop your vehicle if you edge off the pavement, and the flanks of the mountains drop away quickly, and steeply.

Reader Participation Day: Which Road Would You Choose, Going-To-The-Sun, Or Trail Ridge?

There are many incredible drives in the National Park System, but two of the best, at least in the western half of the country, are Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park and Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park. Which is your favorite, and why?

Trails I've Hiked: A Trio Of Watery Jewels At Rocky Mountain National Park

While Bear Lake is a potent draw at Rocky Mountain National Park, and justifiably so, there lies a trio of watery delights beyond this attraction that are more than worthy of your attention...before visiting Bear Lake.

Trails I've Hiked: Tundra Communities Trail At Rocky Mountain National Park

It's only a mile roundtrip, and the trailhead is easy to reach, but it almost surely is the highest elevation hike most folks will do in their lives, topping out at over 12,000 feet -- if you climb atop a rock outcrop.

Fire Restrictions Instituted At Rocky Mountain National Park, Dinosaur National Monument,

A blast of unseasonally hot air, coupled with extremely dry forests, has led to fire restrictions being put into effect at Rocky Mountain National Park and Dinosaur National Monument.

Elk Dance In Rocky Mountain National Park

Dancing elk, copyright Kurt Repanshek
Some years ago we passed on word of what grizzly bears and wolves in Yellowstone National Park do when nobody is watching. Well, now we know what elk in Rocky Mountain National Park do when they don't think anybody is watching. They dance.

Fern Lake Fire, Caused By Untended Campfire, Finally Declared Out In Rocky Mountain National Park

Nearly nine months after it was started by an illegal campfire, the Fern Lake Fire has been declared out in Rocky Mountain National Park.
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